Rare National Socialist Student League Bayonet (#30919)

Rare National Socialist Student League Bayonet (#30919)

HOLD; Maker: E.PACK & SOHN, SOLINGEN; Condition: EX+/EX++

$1,995.00

HOLD

This week we found an extremely rare item in our vault that deserves a second look from our buyers! This particular bayonet model only comes into our inventory at JRB&M only once every few years, an item which very few collectors can claim to own even in the most advanced collections. The majority of these bayonets were made by the Ernst Pack & Söhn company in Solingen. Pack is well known among German edged weapon collectors for their offset grip screws, which are present on this bayonet. The obverse grip plate features a Student League emblem affixed with pins and the remainder of the hilt is the standard military style. The scabbard is the standard black painted military type scabbard. These bayonets are extremely rare (see page 135 of German Clamshells and other Bayonets by G. Walker and R. Weinand)!

Many advanced German edged weapon collectors are leery of this model bayonet as some unscrupulous dealers/collectors found it was very easy to convert a standard HJ bayonet to the much rarer Student League bayonet by removing the HJ diamond from the obverse grip and simply gluing in place a replacement Student League diamond. The fit on this bayonet, however, is absolutely perfect, as the two diamond emblems are exactly the same size. As mentioned earlier, the original diamonds for both the HJ bayonet and the Student League bayonet were held in place with two small correct pins. The previous owner of the bayonet being offered was asked to request his personal dentist to x-ray the hilt to determine if the diamond was being held by glue or correctly by the two small pins. The bayonet being offered passed this test with “flying colors” and the actual dentist’s x-ray’s will accompany the bayonet when sold.

Maker marked E.PACK & SOHN, SOLINGEN and “Siegfried” welding hammer. Hilt shows light wear/age and minor speckling to obverse. Standard military dress bayonet with pinned Hitler Youth grip insignia to obverse. X-ray photos are provided showing prongs to inside of grip plate. Blade grades EX++ with minor plating loss to tip. Scabbard retains 92% of enamel and shows no dents or damage.